Zenith Aircraft has begun shipping kits for its newest model, the CH 750 Cruzer.
Introduced last April at SUN ’n FUN, the Cruzer is an “on airport version” of the STOL CH 750 that was originally designed for back country flying, according to company officials. Built for runways, it uses smaller wheels (with optional wheel fairings) and a new wing and tail designs to achieve a higher cruise speed.
Designed for first-time builders, the new kits utilize CAD and CNC technologies, assuring complete construction of the airframe with simple hand tools and minimal skills that can quickly be acquired at one of Zenith’s monthly factory workshops, company officials noted.
“It will take about 400 hours to construct the all-metal airframe,” said Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft Co. “People are going to be surprised by how quickly it goes together and how much fun it is to work on it.”
All holes are pre-drilled and Zenith offers a half dozen powerplant options, complete with engine mounts and cowling. The prototype is powered by a 130 hp UL 350iS engine and features the Dynon SkyView glass panel.
As equipped, the aircraft has an empty weight of 780 pounds, giving it a useful load of 540 pounds, which keeps it at the LSA limit of 1,320 pounds required for sport pilots.
Airborne, the CH 750 will cruise at 118 mph, climb at 1,200 fpm, and stalls at 39 mph.
For more information: ZenithAir.com